North American Nature Photography
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National Wildlife Federation
National Audubon Society
Tampa Audubon Society
Suncoast Camera Club
Florida Master Naturalist Program
National Wildlife Magazine
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Marina Scarr is an award-winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist based in Tampa Bay, Florida. She grew up in New England on a farm full of animals and was an equestrian for many years, so she has always had a love and respect for nature and all of its creatures. Her fascination with birds was spawned when her second grade science teacher presented the class with an incubator full of duck eggs. Her introduction to photography came at 18 just after moving to Florida when her father gave her a 35mm camera. After enrolling in several classes, her love of nature photography was born and her two passions fused. It wasn’t until she purchased a digital body in 2007 that her hobby quickly developed into an obsession. Avian subjects are her primary focus with an emphasis on chicks, but she has expanded her endeavors to include wildlife and macro photography. You may often find her dressed in camouflage or waders, submerged in water, covered in mud or lying flat on her belly in sand attempting a picture from the best vantage point.
Although much of her time is spent in the field or traveling in pursuit of compelling images, Marina has also enjoyed swimming, boating, tennis, snow skiing, motorcycles, reading, and has now begun to write. She is an active moderator on the popular nature photography website www.birdphotographers.net. During the summer months, she finds great joy volunteering “for the birds” through the Florida Shorebird Alliance.
Marina has won several awards and her images have been published in National Wildlife, Nature’s Best, Nature Photographer, WildBird, to name a few. Her images are being used on various websites, Apps and brochures. You may view her Fotobug interview here: http://fotobug.podbean.com/2012/01/15/fotobug-elusive-image-episode-43/
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